15 May 2011

I can confirm that every little does indeed help.

I don't trust Tesco particularly. They're too big and powerful for my liking plus, on account of my Clubcard, they know stuff about me. Like the extent of my addiction to premium ice cream at discounted prices (extensive). Yes, I know I could just not have/use one but the coupons you get from them are pretty useful as they freakishly use your info to guess what you want to buy. And you can sometimes trade the coupons for better stuff than just straight up using them as Tesco vouchers. And that's what I did last week. I traded £20 of Tesco coupons (which just sit in a pile unused in my house) for £40 to spend on their clothes. By now, I'm hoping you know I love my fashion maths and this sum goes as follows: "Coupons I don't otherwise use that I got just by getting my normal shopping" + "bonus double value trade in" = practically free clothes! Yes! I say practically free as I had to put £3 toward these dresses and pay postage. Pushing. The. Boat. Out.

Dress no1 plus Uniqlo leggings and Mel shoes from Schuh.

Can you make out the cute bow on the waist. It's like a magic eye puzzle! Maybe, if you stare hard enough, you'll see a naked man or something. Maybe not.

Dress no2 with Miss Selfridge belt and Irregular Choice shoes.

Irregular Choice Elvis. Freakin' awesome. If you don't think so, then you know NOTHING.

Dress 1 would have been £25 in real money and dress 2 would have been £18. And I have to tell you, I'm pleasantly surprised by both! The first is lined and has netting under the skirt for fullness, which I didn't expect from supermarket clothes, and I love the cute floral print, waist bow and Peter Pan collar. The 2nd dress is slightly less posh but beautifully pleated and the style is a versatile as you could wish for a dress to be. And all for about six quid. Roger that. (Apollo 13 is on in the background!).

15 comments:

Please may I? said...

I think they were a steal! Love the first one, looks lovely on you.

X x

Vintage Vixen said...

They both look fantastic on you, I love them both especially as they were nearly free!
Love the colour of the Mel shoes and yep, I can see a naked bloke too.
I don't shop at Tesco but one of my friends cashes her Club Card points in for Pizza Express vouchers so we can have a free girly night out. xxx

Rai said...

Oooh, I've been eyeing up both these dresses for a while. It's nice to see they're just as gorgeous on someone as on the website! xx

sacramento said...

I stared for a long time, but couldn´t see the naked man, heheheh. Both dresses fabulous buys, Llara.
Besos from Berlin.
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Smeeeff said...

Love them both but adore the bottom, you sure that shouldn't be in my wardrobe? Good freebies! X

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

those dresses are both so adorable! i don't know which one i like best! the first one reminds me of a victorian flower garden and the second one a 1950's pinup swimsuit! =)

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Misfits Vintage said...

Wow - you look FABULOUS in both! I also love the supercute belt on the second one.

I have no idea what Tesco is and we don't have coupons or anything like that here!

Sarah xxx

Louiza said...

Wow they both make your waist look tiny!! Super-flattering, and so cute and pretty...maybe I should do the same with all my hoarded Clubcard vouchers?!

Helga! said...

Freakin' adorable frocks,blossom! Loving both pairs of shoes too! Yay,practically free frocks!Doesn't get any better than that!
PS-I adore icecream too........
xxx

Kitty said...

You've never had ice cream until you've had Sara Lee...you'll have to trust me on this! Love the dresses, and am now very jealous of all these countries that have coupons!

dinoprincesschar said...

well doen on the bargains, i love to trade up my vouchers for clothes in tesco! :) i have the orange dress, and the elvis shoes but both my white and my mint ones are waaay more scuffed than yours :(

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I love that polka dot dress, it's very cute!!! Haha, my sister works for TESCO. They're like the CIA of supermarkets. Or something. :) But they have a) great condiments and b) some decent house things, so I let them live.

Sophie - Country girl said...

love both dress, they look realy pretty, what a bargain!

Alex said...

Bargain! I think the first one is one I was admiring in store last week - the quality was so much better than I expect to get from Tesco.

blorange dice said...

i've never heard of tesco before! but i'm glad to hear you are making decisions. (: haha. anyway, love your polka dots and that floral bow! i didn't see it at first, but now i do. (: